Archive for October 1st, 2013

Release: IGEL Linux Version 5.01.100

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

IGEL Linux
Version 5.01.100
Oct 01 2013
Supported devices: UD2-LX, UD3-LX, UD5-LX, UD9-LX, UD10-LX
– Citrix Receiver
– Citrix Access Gateway Standard Plug-in
– IGEL Legacy RDP Client 1.0
– IGEL RDP Client 2.0
– FabulaTech USB for Remote Desktop 3.1.2
– VMware View client 2.1.0-1213173
– Quest vWorkspace Client 7.6
– Leostream Java Connect
– Ericom PowerTerm
– Ericom Webconnect
– IBM iSeriesAccess 7.1.0-1.0
– Firefox 17.0.8
– Totem Media Player 2.30.2
– Voip Client Ekiga 3.2.7
– Thinlinc Client 3.2.0
– NX Client 3.5.0-7
– Cisco VPN Client
– ThinPrint Client 7.0.58
– Xorg X11 Server 1.11.4
– Xorg Xephyr 1.7.6
– PC/SC Lite 1.8.1
– MUSCLE CCID Driver 1.4.5
– Omnikey CCID Driver 3.6.0
– Omnikey RFID Driver 2.7.2
– SCM Microsystems CCID Driver 5.0.27
– Safenet / Aladdin eToken Driver 8.0.5-0
– A.E.T SafeSign PKCS#11 Library 3.0.1785
– Gemalto .NET PKCS#11 Library 2.1.0
– SecMaker NetID PKCS#11 Library
– Client 0.8 for RedHat Enterprise Virtualization Desktops 3
– INTEL Graphics Driver 2.17.0
– ATI Graphics Driver 6.14.99_git20111219
– VIA Graphics Driver
– 2X Client 10.1-1263
Known issues:
– Following features are not supported with IGEL RDP Client 2.0:
– Audio and Video Multimedia Redirection
– 16bit display color depth
Workaround: Enable RDP legacy mode in
IGEL Setup -> Sessions -> RDP -> RDP Global -> Options page

[Client for RedHat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops 3]
– USB Redirection is not supported in this firmware

[Quest vWorkspace]
– Multimedia Redirection:
Sound redirection is not working with WMV/WMA streams
– USB Redirection does not work reliable

– Removed support for SAP GUI for the Java Environment session

– Removed support for NCP Secure Client

– Removed support for Dial Up ADSL connections
– 802.1x ethernet authentication can not be canceled, although registry key
“network.interfaces.ethernet.device0.ieee8021x.secure_only” or
is unchecked

– Removed support for German Health Care “Card Reader” session

New features:
– New IGEL RDP Client 2.0 based on FreeRDP Client 1.1:
– added support for RDP 8 based RemoteFX Adaptive Graphics virtual channel:
– Calista Codec (RemoteFX7)
– Progressive Codec
– Clear Codec
– Planar Codec
– H264 Video optimized remoting virtual channel
– Improved RemoteApp support
– Added support for Remote Desktop Web Access
accessible at “Sessions -> RDP -> Remote Desktop Web Access”
– Added a fallback for IGEL RDP Client 2.0:
– enable IGEL Legacy RDP Client 1.0 at
“Sessions -> RDP -> RDP Global -> Options -> RDP legacy mode”.
– the following features are not available:
– RDP 8 based RemoteFX support
– Remote Desktop Web Access

– Added new Citrix Receiver version
– Improved XenApp/Program Neighborhood login by supporting alternative domain suffixes like “user@alternativedomain” as the user name.
Hint: If you use alternative domain suffixes you should clear the domain list at setup page
“Sessions -> ICA -> Citrix XenApp/Program Neighborhood -> Server” and
set “Handling of domain in login window” to “hidden”.

– Improved handling of seamless application windows (e.g. Delphi applications) that were minimized when moved.
– the IGEL Setup -> Sessions -> ICA -> Citrix XenApp/Program Neighborhood -> Appearance
configuration was reworked. Added new filter for desktop placement of Citrix XenApp applications.
– Quick Start Buttons for XenApp/Program Neighborhood published applications
will appear in the taskbar as soon as the connection to the XenApp server is established,
if their application names are added to the list in
IGEL Setup -> Sessions -> ICA -> Citrix XenApp/Program Neighborhood -> Appearance ->
“Enable following applications in Quick Start Panel”. Wildcards * and ? are allowed.

– Updated Philips SpeechMike driver to version 5.0.10 for ICA and RDP supporting new devices:
SpeechMike Premium
DPM4 (mobile device)

– Quick Start Buttons for vWorkspace AppPortal (Quest) applications will appear in the taskbar
as soon as the connection to the AppPortal Farm is established, if their application names
are added to the list in IGEL Setup -> Sessions -> vWorkspace Client -> vWorkspace AppPortal ->
“Enable following applications in Quick Start Panel”. Wildcards * and ? are allowed.

[VMware Horizon View]
– Updated VMware Horizon View client to version 2.1.0-1213173
– added passthrough authentication for explizit Kerberos Logon
configurable at
“Sessions->Horizon View Client->Horizon View Client Sessions -> (Session Name) -> Connection settings”

– Updated Thinprint client to version 7.0.58

– Updated Leostream Java Connect to version

– Updated Mozilla Firefox Browser to version 17.0.8

– Updated Oracle Java Runtime Environment to version 1.7.0 update 25

– Added support for IGEL UD10

– Completely reworked look & feel
– Added new starting methods for sessions:
The new methods can be configured on each “Desktop Integration” setup page.
– Application Launcher System Tab
– Start Menu System Tab
– Quick Start Buttons in Panel
– Desktop folder
– Menu folder
– Password protection
– Added composite manager for advanced graphical capabilities.
– Automatically activated for devices that fulfill the minimum requirements of CPU >= 1.1GHz and
activated color depth of 24bit (true color).
– Manually toggled at setup on page “User Interface -> Display -> Options”.
– Added graphically advanced start menu.
– Automatically activated for devices that fulfill the minimum requirement of CPU >= 1GHz.
– Manually toggled at setup on page “User Interface -> Display -> Desktop -> Startmenu”
– Added new start menu button configuration at setup on page
“User Interface -> Display -> Desktop -> Startmenu”:
– Hide system tab
– Enable or disable lock display, logout, restart, shutdown and about buttons
– Improved left and right taskbar position
– Disabled default start of Application Launcher. Autostart can be enabled at
“Accessories -> Application Launcher”.
– Disabled default start of keyboard layout indicator in taskbar. Autostart can be configured at
“User Interface -> Display -> Desktop -> Taskbar”
– Added new desktop integration configuration for the following accessories:
– Firmware Update
– Identify Monitors
– Disk Utility
– System Information
– System Log Viewer
– Touchscreen Calibration
– UMS Registering
– Smart Card Personalization
– Upgrade License
– Added new System Log Viewer to access device’s log files more easily at setup
“Accessories -> System Log Viewer”
– Added support for DisplayPort resolution of 2560×1080
– Changed dual screen behavior on IGEL UD5-LX 40 (H820): Changed order of Primary and Secondary output
at automatic Monitor assignment to align with the behavior of the IGEL UD5-LX 30 (H710) hardware
– Updated VIA Graphics driver to version

[base system]
– Updated timezone data to version 2013d-0ubuntu0.12.04
– Updated kernel to Ubuntu Precise kernel version 3.2.0-48.74
– Updated WFS size to 10MB and a maximum number of 5120 files
– Updated IGEL setup to version 4.5.7
– Updated German, French, Dutch and Chinese user interface translation.
– Updated base libraries and binaries to Ubuntu Precise version

– Improved fixed network linktype configuration for auto negotiation by enabling setup
“Network -> LAN Interfaces -> Interface 1/2 -> Force Autonegotiation” or the according
registry keys “network.interfaces.ethernet.device0.autoneg” and
– Added Network Manager framework to configure all network related properties.

– Added support for Ingenico ORGA 6041 L eGK eHealth BCS (reader for german health care cards) via USB.
The reader can be mapped in RDP and ICA sessions with COM Port Mapping.
Choose “USB COM 1” in COM Port Mapping setup as local device.
– Updated Identive/SCM Microsystems smart card reader driver to version 5.0.27 supporting new readers:
– SCR339 Keyboard SC Reader
– CLOUD 4700 F Smart Card Reader
– CLOUD 4710 F Smart Card Reader
– CLOUD 2700 R Smart Card Reader
– CLOUD 2710 F Smart Card Reader
– CLOUD 2700 F Smart Card Reader
– CLOUD 2900 R Smart Card Reader
– CLOUD 2190 F Smart Card Reader
– STC4 DFU Adapter
– CLOUD 2910 R Smart Card Reader.
– Updated SecMaker NetID PKCS#11 Library to version

Release: IGEL Universal Desktop LX Version 1.07.100 (ARM)

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

IGEL Universal Desktop LX
Version 1.07.100
Oct 01 2013
– Citrix Receiver
– IGEL RDP Client 1.0
– VMware View client 2.0.0-1049726
– Leostream Java Connect
– Firefox 20.0
– Xorg X11 Server 1.10.4
– Xorg Xephyr 1.10.4
– PC/SC Lite 1.8.1
– MUSCLE CCID Driver 1.4.5
– Imprivata OneSign ProveID Embedded
IMPORTANT: If you install this firmware you cannot downgrade to previous
versions anymore.

New features:
– [Imprivata]: Added OneSign ProveID Embedded support. Through an additional
Appliance Mode sessions for Citrix XenDesktop and VMware View.
– [License]: Added IZ device license support.

Fixed bugs:

– [RDP Rdesktop]: Closed a memory leak. This fixes sudden crashes of all-day
– [base system] : added write funcitonality for NTFS filesystem
– [X session ] : fixed Xephyr crashes when connecting to Xserver 1.14

Known Issues:

– [X11 System]: If you are using two monitors, and set the resolution within
the Setup ( User Interface -> Display) to ‘Autodetect’ both
Displays will show up with a resolution of 800×600. You’ll
have to set the resolution manually to get appropriate
resolutions (but not larger than 1920*1200)

Info: New IGEL Product Names explaned (short version)

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Hello Folks,

since the Universal Desktop W7 3.07.100 you might noticed that the product name/description has been changed.

Old names like UD3-720 W7 or UD5-740 LX are gone away to a more easier description.

The new syntax will be UD(Hardware)-Operating System + feature extensions. Sounds crazy? Ok, here is a sample:

Old: UD3-740 W7  New: UD3-W7 cp

Possible extensions:

p = PowerTerm Emulation (Requires  an extra License now which can be received for free from IGEL)

s = Shared Workplace (Extra Login feature for AD based Users and to assign profiles in the UMS to these users, requires a seperate sold license)

c = Codec Package (Multimedia Codecs, seperate sold license regarding the fact that multimedia codecs are not for free for business use)

u = Universal Multi Display (Seperate sold license to support more then two Displays)

If you upgrade a device it depends on the current feature set what type of extension(s) will be available, a device with the Advanced License will get c and p, a device with a Standard License will get only the p and an old Entry License will receive no extensions at all.

So it’s not really hard to translate…


Regarding the new IGEL Zero Clients it’s also quite simple; first of all the new Zero Clients are not Universal Desktop devices and this means: UD for Universal Desktop will be replaced thru IZ for IGEL Zero. Also the Hardwareplatform is coded in the name, if you want a hardware that is similar to the UD3 the name will be IZ3. Simple or not?

Now you have three Zero Client solutions available: HDX (Citrix), RFX (Microsoft) and Horizon (VMWare).

So if you want a Zero Client based on the UD3 Hardware it’s a IZ3-RFX, for VMWare View it’s IZ3-Horizon and IZ3-HDX for Citrix. There are no extra features/extensions available for the Zero Clients so we can skip this part.

Intresting: If you decide to upgrade a IZ Client to the more flexible UD Platform, this can be done but it requires an extra license (..on the other side it helps saving your investment in case that you move from one solution to an other one).

I will explain this in more detail in the Hardware Overview Whitepaper but regarding the fact that i’ve currently much to do it can take some time for the update.



Release: IGEL Universal Desktop W7 Version 3.07.100

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

IGEL Universal Desktop W7
Version 3.07.100
01. October 2013
Supported devices:
UD3-W7, UD5-W7, UD9-W7, UD9-W7 Touch, UD10-W7, UD10-W7 Touch
UD3-730 W7, UD3-740 W7, UD5-730 W7, UD5-740 W7, UD9-730 W7, UD9-731 W7


– Realtek RTL8169 Version:7.43.321.2011
– VIA HD Audio VT1708B:
– Prolific PL-2303 USBtoSerial:
– FTDI UsbToSerial: 2.02.04
– OmniKey Cardman 3×21:
– Intel HD Graphics:
– Intel PCI Communication Controller :
– Realtek 8168: 7.61.612.2012
– Intel AHCI :
– Gemalto Minidriver for .NET Smart Card: (WES7:
– VIA WLAN VT6656:
– Intel Centrino WLAN N-1000:
– VIA Chrome 9 VX855:
– D-LINK DWA-131 Nano: 1085.7.0815.2009
– VIA Chrome9 VX900:
– VIA Chrome9 VX900 for TC236:
– Ralink RT309x/2860:
– Intel 945 Express:
– eGalax xTouch:
– RTL8168C: 7.018.0322.2010
– Realtek HD Audio: 2.63
– .NET: 3.5 Sp1
– Microsoft RDP Client : 8
– Internet Explorer: 8
– Windows Media Player: 12
– Sun JAVA RE: 1.7 Update 17
– Ericom WebConnect:
– Ericom PowerTerm:
– NXClient:
– Quest vWorkspace Client: 7.6
– Ekiga VOIP Client: 3.2.6
– SAP GUI JAVA for Windows: 7.10 R 7
– Tight VNC Server: 2.0.2
– Citrix Receiver: 3.4
– Thin Print: 8.6
– VMware Horizon View Client Version: 5.4.0 build-1219906
– Fabulatech USB for Remote Desktop: 3.1.3
– NCP Enterprise Client: 9.30
– Leostream Connect Client:
– Client for RedHat RHEV-D: 3.0-26
– USB Redirection for RedHat RHEV-D: 3.0-26
– Sumatra PDF Reader: 2.1.1
New features:
– Support for new license model and device naming.
– Support for UD10.
– The Hostname is restored, if the Thin Client is
reseted to factory defaults.
– VMware Horizon View Client updated to version 5.4.0.
-Configuration of RDP parameters “workspace id”, “loadbalanceinfo”
and “use redirection server name” added to RDP session and
RDP global configuration.
The parameters can be configured via the IGEL registry.
Session parameters:
Global parameters:
Bug fixes:
– Fixed bug that FBWF is disabled after the first logon if the
TC joined/leaved a domain and the FBWF is configured to be enabled.
– Memory sizes greater than 2GB will be displayed
in the UMS and the quicksetup correctly.
– Fixed bug that UD9 grafic card driver is not installed probably.
– Fixed bug that disabling ipv6 was not possible.
– Fixed bug with monitoring the registry exclusions.
– Fixed configuration of parameter
-[Partial Update]:
– Fixed problems if a directory is deleted with a partial update.
Known Issues:
– Xen Desktop Appliance Mode is not working.
– Fabulatech USB for Remote Desktop is currently
not working with Citrix XenDesktop.
– USB Redirection: Devices connected to a USB 3.0 Port will not be redirected.